Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ E Stinson

Robert (Bob) Edwin Stinson passed from this world on Monday September 17, 2018 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green. He was born on February 5, 1920, in Jeffersonville, PA, to Spencer and Olga (Combes) Stinson. Professor Emeritus of Art at Bowling Green State University, Bob taught both drawing and painting courses as well as art history throughout a 40-year career. He was the last living member of the original BGSU School of Art faculty. His paintings, in acrylics, oils, and watercolors, are owned by museums and individuals from Arizona to New York and Texas to Ohio, as well as overseas. He was also coauthor of Art Fundamentals, Theory and Practice, a textbook widely used in universities and colleges throughout the U.S. A WWII veteran, Bob served in the Pacific theater of operations from 1942-45. After attending Indiana State College for a time, he received his BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois. After receiving his MA in Art History at the University of Iowa, and during his pursuit of his MFA in Painting at that university, he met and married the love of his life, Nilda J. Castro de Perea, in 1949. They then moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, where they remained through 60 years of marriage and to the end of their lives. Bob is also the author of a condensed history of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe, Latin America, Japan, and China, sketching localities and photographing art for painting and historical research purposes. Bob loved to work on his trains, building villages and towns in the basement of his family’s home. He also followed his favorite football team, the BGSU Falcons, on which he kept a file. A devoted father and husband, Bob camped and traveled with his family all over the U.S. Toward the end of his life, he became a member of The Center for Conscious Living in Waterville, Ohio, embracing the love, fellowship, and diverse views about religions and spirituality there. Bob is survived by his daughters, Melanie A. Stinson, Bowling Green, and Pamela Stinson-Bell, Chester, NY, and a variety of cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nilda, two brothers, Richard and Davis Stinson, his parents, and his son-in-law, David H. Bell….


Carolyn Cheadle

Carolyn Cheadle, 60, of Bowling Green, OH passed away Monday, September 10, 2018.  Carolyn was born in Pittsburgh, PA to William Cadwell of Pittsburgh and the late Patricia (Berry) Cadwell. Along with her father Bill, Carolyn is survived by her sons: Tyler Cheadle of Raleigh, NC and Nathan Cheadle of Philadelphia, PA; sister: Jeanette (Jay) Wilhelmi of Winston-Salem, NC; nephew: Jonathan Wilhelmi, and niece: Rebecca Wilhelmi; and a whole host of friends who were very dear to her. Carolyn graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, PA in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration.  She moved to Ohio shortly after graduation, and she considered Bowling Green to be her home.  Carolyn worked for Century Marketing for 18 years, most recently in Sales Support, and she loved her coworkers like family.  Carolyn enjoyed spending time at the beach, being out on boats, taking walks, listening to country music, traveling, spending time with friends, and especially rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The family is deeply grateful for the loving support provided by her co-workers and many other friends during her lengthy illness. A Celebration of Life service for Carolyn will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home Remembrance Chapel, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43402.  Tele. 419-352-2171. A Memorial Gathering will be held immediately following the Celebration of Life service in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home Banquet Hall. Memorial contributions in Carolyn’s honor may be gifted to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Carolyn’s family and encourages those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on September 14, 2018.


Harold ‘Skip’ Richmond

Harold “Skip” Richmond, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on September 13, 2018. He was born to the late Harold and Florence Richmond in Chesterland, Ohio. He is survived by his daughters, Pam (Gregory) Jonas and Claudia Richmond, his Brother, Donald (Joan) Richmond, and nephew, Marc Richmond. He is preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Richmond. Skip served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he majored in business and was an active member of his fraternity. He owned and operated Electrical Contracting & Supply Company in Bowling Green, Ohio for many years. Skip was a member of the Elks lodge and the Sports Car Club of America. Skip was more than just a fan of Indy car racing; He volunteered to serve as the assistant director of safety for the Championship Auto Racing team for many years. A gathering of friends will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 12 NOON to 2 PM at the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home Remembrance Banquet Hall, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43402.  Tel. 419-352-2171. Memorial contributions in Skip’s honor may be gifted to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Skip’s family and encourages those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on September 14, 2018.on September 18, 2018.


Ronald Meek

Ronald Gene Meek, 70, of Tontogany, Ohio, passed away September 12, 2018, at his home. Ron was born April 7, 1948, to Roscoe Edwin and Hazel Marie (Pauff) Meek in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was a 1966 graduate of Otsego High School. Ron married Linda Sue Stuckey on April 15, 1967, at the Plain Church in Bowling Green. Ron loved the outdoors. Throughout his lifetime, he thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports with friends and family. As a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 441, Tontogany, Ohio, he provided many hours of community service over the years, and served on the former Board of Public Affairs for Tontogany. Ron is survived by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Linda, his son, Kelly Meek, daughters Kristie (Frank “Chip”) Tokar, and Shelly (Geoff Hartbarger) Schmidt, his grandchildren Jacob, Frank III, Daniel, Rayna, Mason, Devin, Noah, Dane and Stevie, his brother Richard Meek, sisters Colleen Kirby and Carla Miller, and his furry companion Lena. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Meek, and sister in law Nina Meek. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held in the future. Memorial donations in Ron’s memory may be gifted to the Sons of American Legion Squadron 441, or the Wood County Humane Society. Services are entrusted to the Peinert Dunn Funeral Home in Tontogany, Ohio. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on September 13, 2018.on September 18, 2018.


Shirley M Goldman

Shirley Mae Grill Bishop Goldman was born July 2, 1928 in Dunbridge, OH. She was raised by F.W. and Nell Grill in Tiffin, OH. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School and from Heidelberg College with a degree in education. She taught first grade for two years in Sandusky, OH City Schools and taught kindergarten for 17 years in Elmwood Local Schools, Wood County, OH. Shirley loved the outdoors and cherished her memories of childhood summers spent at Lake Mohawk, camping and picnicking at East Harbor State Park and sharing that love with her children and with girls as a Girl Scout leader. In 1952 she married Ted Bishop and together they had four children. Later the marriage was dissolved. In 1981 she married Robert Goldman. They shared a love of history, language and travel. Her favorite place to visit was England and they traveled there several times. Shirley was a past member of the writers group and the readers group of AAUW, University Women, Wood County Retired Teachers, Woman’s Club, and Wood County Historical Society where she and Bob volunteered. Along with her husband of 37 years, Bob, she is survived by her children Jane (Dave) Shively, Martha Bishop (Ed Newman), Barb (Fuzzy) David and John (Cathy) Bishop and step-daughters Christine George and Lisa (Dennis) Doyle. She is also survived by grandchildren Carrie Hancock, Kris Hiser, Jeff Hiser, Danielle Bishop Rueda-Fabila, Alexandra Bishop and Devin Doyle, by great-grandchildren Kyler, Regann and Brennan Hiser and by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Helen Grill, brother James Abrams, sister Helen Nuzum, daughter-in-law Barbara S. Bishop and grandson Ben Shively. Visitation will be held on Saturday September 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday September 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Additional visitation will be held Sunday from Noon until the time of the service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given in memory to The Wood County Historical Society or Elmwood Elementary School Library. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Goldman family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin…


Rick ‘Ricky’ Jay Evans

Ricky Jay Evans, age 65, of Bowling Green, OH passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Wood County Hospital. He was born on August 11, 1953 in Toledo, OH to Robert R. & Ardeth E. (Phillips) Evans. Ricky was a 1973 graduate of Eastwood High School. He retired from Wood Lane Industries after 46 ½ years, having worked in various position which included; sorting, machine operator and cashier just to name a few. Known for being a gentleman and a scholar, he spent much of his time at the “Grounds for Thought” book store, as he was a vivacious reader. He was a hat collector and an avid sports fan especially of the Detroit Tigers. Amongst his greatest joy was spending time with family, especially with his “Grandma Midge” before her passing. Ricky is survived by his twin brother: Robin R. Evans of Custar, sisters: Laurel Sue Martin of Pemberville, Brooke Caperton of Luckey, nieces: Dawn Scott, Tanya Beard, Misty Rosenbaum, nephew: Steven Bowers and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved grandmother Midge Burgess, brothers: Philip Scott and Kim Scott. Family and friends will be received 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH where funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2018. There will be an additional time of visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH. A luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall at Faith United Methodist Church, 111 Main Street, Luckey, immediately following services at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of contributions to: The Special Olympics. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on September 4, 2018.on September 18, 2018.


James Richard Robertson

James Richard Robertson,75, of Perrysburg, passed away September 1, 2018 on his family farm. Jim was born July 24, 1943 in Bowling Green to Alfred Alexander and Lena Getrude (Tyson) Robertson. On July 18, 1964 he married Rebecca (Voland) at the Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Jim was a lifelong farmer on his family farm in Middleton Township. He was the Head Custodian of the Perrysburg Middle School for over 20 years. Jim was a member of the Zoar Lutheran Church and the Wood County Farm Bureau. Anybody who knew Jim Robertson knows what a great guy he was! Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife Becky, his son John Richard (Debbie Toffler) Robertson of Bowling Green, his daughter Christine Lisa (Jon Larsen) Robertson Larsen of Longwood, Florida and his son Todd Patrick Robertson of Cypress, Texas, his grandsons Tyler and Chad Robertson, his brother Leslie Alfred Robertson of Perrysburg, his sisters Gertrude Anne Robertson of Kissimmee, Florida and Emily Mae Robertson of Toledo. James was preceded in death by his parents. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service for Jim at the Zoar Lutheran Church ,314 E. Indiana St., Perrysburg, OH 43551 on Friday September 7 at 11:00 am with Pastor Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. In Jim’s memory donations are encouraged to the Zoar Lutheran Church. Jim’s services were entrusted to the Peinert Dunn Funeral Home in Tontogany, Ohio. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com . Posted by: admin on September 2, 2018.on September 18, 2018.


Mary E Goodenow

Mary Elizabeth Goodenow, 66, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday August 30, 2018. She was born September 16, 1951 in Sandusky, Ohio to the late Del and Dorothy (Hohler) Seiler. She married Dan Goodenow November 23, 1973 and he survives in Bowling Green. Mary graduated from Sandusky High School in 1969 and came to BGSU in the fall of that year. She received her BA in Education from BGSU in 1973. She worked for one year in Vermilion, Ohio at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School. In 1974, she was hired as a teacher at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Bowling Green. Mary worked at St. Al’s for over 35 years as a junior high teacher, and stepped up when needed to serve two years as the school principal. After retiring from St. Aloysius, Mary was an intervention tutor at Eastwood elementary schools for five years. Mary was an instructor in the Catholic Diocese Model Teachers program for many years, and won the distinguished Toledo Diocese Golden Apple Award in 2006, which was established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools. She was active within the St. Aloysius community, including positions of Summer Camp Director at Camp DeSales, Girl Scout leader and roles on both the school and parish councils. While at BGSU, Mary became a member of a campus Christian Women’s club, Kappa Phi. Mary remained active in the organization her entire life, including being the Sponsor for the BGSU club for many years. She was active in the Kappa Phi Alumni Association, and made many life-long friends through Kappa Phi activities. Mary was married to Dan Goodenow and he survives, along with daughters Debra (Paul) Messman and Beth (Craig) Corrigan. She is also survived by her seven siblings, James Seiler of Sandusky, Ohio, John (Joellen) Seiler of Sandusky, Ohio, Larry (Snooki) Seiler of Sandusky, Ohio, Bernie (Candace) Seiler of Huron, Ohio, Jean Dye of Sandusky, Ohio, Jill (Paul) Schroeder of Sandusky, Oho and Janet Lippus of Sandusky, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A Scripture Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian…


Mikhail S Vinogradov

Mikhail S. Vinogradov, 75, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away August 24, 2018. He was born April 30, 1943 in Rybinsk, Russia to the late Semyon Vinogradov and Valentina (Antonova) Vinogradova. He married Lyudmila (Yakovleva) Vinogradova and she survives in Syosset, New York. Mikhail worked as a manager of engineering department in Russia and after moving to US, worked in construction. He took great pride in working with his hands doing contracting work in Bowling Green. He had a deep passion for travel, world culture, history and the arts. He was an avid reader, a great cook and enjoyed gardening. His greatest joy in life came from time spent with his family and friends. Along with his wife Lyudmila, Mikhail is survived by his daughter Daria (Christopher) Colangelo of Lake Balboa, California, step-daughters Mariana Steffan of Bowling Green, Ohio and Anna (Jeffrey) Levitan of Oyster Bay Cove, New York, grandchildren Violet, Peter, Paulina, Jesse, Sabrina and Anna and great-grandchildren Maya and Charles. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday August 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Pastor Jaryd Motsinger will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on August 25, 2018.on September 16, 2018.


Linda S Cooper

Linda Sue Cooper, 71, of Bowling Green, OH, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 She was born on November 19, 1946 in Belcher, KY to the late Clyde and Cinda Rowe. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1965 and held several different jobs including Captial Plastics (Leer) for 20 years and Walmart before retirement due to illness. Linda is survived by her son, Jack David (Barbara) Cooper of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, her brother Ronnie B. (Margot) Rowe of Louisville, KY and her sister Emma F. Keil of Holland OH, along with her friend Reid Wickiser of Bowling Green. She was preceded in death by her parents along with her daughter Kimberly Sue Cooper and her sister Joyce G. Furry. She was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Even though you are gone, you are not forgotten. We will see you again when all the family is together in God’s home. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on August 23, 2018.on September 16, 2018.


David D Hicks

David D. Hicks, 72, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away August 22, 2018. He was born August 14, 1946 in Middlesboro, Kentucky to the late Clarence and Shirley (Smith) Hicks. David worked and enjoyed his career as a truck driver. He took great interest in science and exploring outer space. He enjoyed watching the TV Show Cosmos. David had an infectious laugh and was always quick with a joke. He is survived by his children Pam Hicks of Toledo, Ohio and Jerry Hicks of Holland, Ohio and his ex-wife and friend Mary (Rybarczyk) Hicks. Services for David will be private for the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Hicks family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on August 23, 2018.on September 16, 2018.


Robert ‘Red’ Beeker

Hearts were once again reunited when our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend returned to his heavenly home. Robert “Red” Beeker, age 88 of Pemberville, OH passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, one month after saying goodbye to his beloved wife, Carol. He was born on August 21, 1929 in Pemberville, OH, to Christian and Helen (Zimmerman) Beeker. On June 30, 1949 he married the love of his life Carol Samson in Pemberville. They would raise two daughters and celebrate 69 years of marriage together. Red worked as a carpenter, first at the Pemberville Lumber Company while he was still in high school and later as a custodian for Pemberville, Eastwood and Webster Schools for a number of years. He would go onto work at St. Charles Hospital in 1971 until retirement in 1988 as head of carpentry and maintenance. Red was a past member of the Pemberville Village Council and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church having served as a deacon. He enjoyed camping, was an avid card player and belonged to numerous card clubs. Red remodeled homes and tinkered on various projects always staying busy. He traveled the U.S and Europe enjoying his time in Germany and Switzerland. Red’s joy was his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He and Carol took each grandchild on a special vacation that remained as memorable to Red and Carol as it was to each child. Red is survived by his brother: Dick Beeker of Pemberville, OH, daughter: Deborah (Bob) Frakes of Bowling Green, OH, grandsons: Matthew (Melissa) Frakes of Rocky River, OH, Ryan Frakes of Bowling Green, OH, granddaughters: Lisa (Pat) Carney, Emily Beeker and Allison (Dan) Lamb all of Bowling Green, OH, great-grandchildren: Shawn, Madison, Lauren, McKenzie, Blake and Nora. In addition to his wife Carol, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Linda Beeker, his parents and Sister, Shirley Hetzer. Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. A funeral service will be at the funeral home 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 with additional visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Rev. Matthew Musteric will be officiating. There will be a coffee hour…


Jerry W Todd

Jerry W. Todd, 48, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Jerry was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky to Louise (Black) and the late James Todd.  Along with his mother, Louise Todd of Bowling Green, Jerry is survived by his daughter: Jessica Todd of Pennsylvania; son: Justin (Evyn Deitrick) Todd of Findlay; 2 grandchildren: Mariah and Renelee; sisters: Patricia (Jeff) Carrier of Findlay; and Marilyn Todd of Bowling Green. Visitation for Jerry will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of his funeral service at 12:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W Wooster St. / P.O. Box, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele. 419-352-2171. Interment will immediately follow in the Wood County Memory Gardens. Memorial contribution in Jerry’s honor may be gifted to the Wood County Historical Center and Museum. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jerry’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on August 22, 2018.


Carlene McCurdy

Wanda “Carlene” (Fite) McCurdy passed away surrounded by family on August 18, 2018 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, Ohio, following a five and a half month bout with pancreatic cancer. Born May 29, 1939 in Friendship, Ohio, she was a daughter of John Carlos Fite and Grace (Gordley) Fite Ault. She was married on May 25, 1957 to the love of her life, Roy McCurdy, who survives. They met at Munn’s roller skating rink in Bowling Green. Carlene wore many hats during her life: she worked at Green Gables in downtown Bowling Green, Hillcrest Care Center in Waterville, Wood County Hospital, and Bridge Hospice, received her LPN at the age of 40 and RN at the age of 50, loved genealogy, became a master gardener, learned the dulcimer and often played at festivals, learned sign language and taught it to children at church camp, volunteered for the Red Cross, Medical Reserve Corps, NAMI, and as a camp nurse at Camp Indogan, she also enjoyed travel and adventure. Of all of those things, she was most proud of being a Christian, a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter, and friend. Carlene loved. She loved her husband. She taught her children and grandchildren how to love by the love she showed. She loved her little dogs, Sassy and Baby Girl. She loved learning new things. She loved a good garage sale. She loved nature and feeding the birds. She loved feeding people. Her family and friends will miss her baked beans and homemade bread, which were featured at every family gathering or potluck and in an article in the Sentinel-Tribune in September of 2011. Most importantly, she loved the Lord and she raised her children to love the Lord. At the end of her life, she wanted to make sure her loved ones kept the faith and remembered to pray in Jesus’ name. If she were here today, she would say those were the most important things of all. Left to live her legacy of love and hospitality are her five sons: Michael (Valerie) of Portage, Thomas (Donna) of Bowling Green, Robert (Sandra) of Fort Wayne, Jeffrey (Sue) of North Baltimore, and John (Amy) of Mount Vernon. She delighted in and spoiled her 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Jean (Charlie) Ladd…


Rick Musser

Richard (Rick) Arthur Musser, age 61, passed away at his home on August 17th.  Rick was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Rick was married to his best friend Nadine (Bechstein) for 38 years and they have three children, Clayton Richard (Monica Lozano), Littleton, Colorado, Blake Carl, Bowling Green and Mackenzie Elizabeth Eyer (Joey), Columbus, Ohio. Barbara and Richard Musser were Rick’s parents. Rick had four brothers; Jeff (Barb), Grand Haven, Michigan, Marty (Terry), Luther, Michigan, John (MaryEm), Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pete (Michelle), Grand Rapids, Michigan and one sister Nancy Cannon (Wayne), Richmond, Virginia.  Rick is survived by many, many nieces and nephews. Rick was an avid hockey player, starting at the age of 9.  He played well into his 50’s and loved the game.  Rick loved camping, traveling, drag racing and just being at the home he built.  Rick is best known for his ability to fix anything.  He loved the challenge of trying to make something work again.  Restoring cars and trucks was a passion for Rick. He began his career as an auto mechanic at Eisenhower Motors in Pemberville, Ohio and was a mechanical engineer for the past 25 years at Pro-Tec Coating in Leipsic, Ohio. Rick was a 1974 graduate of Garden City East High School, Garden City, Michigan and lived in Bowling Green since graduation. Family and friends are invited to join in Rick’s Celebration of Life Service held Saturday, August 25th at 1 p.m. at Bowling Green Covenant Church, 1165 Haskins Road, Bowling Green, Ohio.  Visitation and fellowship will be held after the service in the fellowship hall at Bowling Green Covenant Church from 2-4 p.m.  The family would like you to bring pictures of Rick to share at the gathering. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Dick and Barb Musser Family Fund, held at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The endowment fund was set up at this non-profit foundation to honor Rick’s Mom and Dad. On-line donations can be directed at www.givegr.org/memorial.  Another option is a donation in support of the Caring Bridge website at www.caringbridge.org/visit/rickmusser. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory.  Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Rick’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted…


Carol Strickland

Carol Strickland (Strayer), age 75, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm in her Bowling Green home surrounded by her family. Carol was born September 3, 1942 in Maumee, OH to Jerry and Delores (Smith) Strayer. Carol married Owen Strickland on December 19, 1957. They were married 58 years until he passed in 2015.   She was also preceded in death by her son Ronald Owen Strickland,  and a great-grandson Grayson Christopher Konrad.  Carol is survived by her sister Sharon Davenport; 2 daughters: Kathy Konrad, Becky (Mike “Sunshine”) Blevins; 5 grandchildren: Debi (Josh) Bennett, Adam Konrad, Brooke (Mike) Prysianzny, Destiny Blevins and Jarrett Blevins; 7 great grandchildren: Kaylee; Lane, Brielle, Keegan, Kalob, Owen, and Dixie. Carol loved to play BINGO, play cards, watch her soap opera (Days of Our Lives) and Judge Judy.  Most of all she loved her family! A Celebration of life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W Wooster St. / P.O. Box, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Tele: 419-352-2171. Posted by: admin on August 22, 2018.


John Gensler

John Calvin Gensler a long time resident of Waterville, Ohio passed away on August 8, 2018 at the Toledo Hospital. John was born on July 13, 1936 in Ida, Michigan. He married Doris Jean Fowler in 1959 in Ida, MI. and has 2 sons Mark John (Rhonda) and Jeffrey Wilbert; four grandchildren Olivia, Ethan, Dylan and Tedi, and three great-grandchildren. John is survived by his wife, his sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his step sister Judith (William) Geyman of Ida, MI. He was preceded in death by his father Calvin Gensler, his mother and step father Kathryn (Wolf, Gensler) McClish and Bertie Ray McClish, his step brother William McClish of Auburndale, FL and half brothers Lee and Robert E. McClish and his half sister Sharon (Gensler) Glass. John graduated from Ida High School in 1954. He enlisted in the US Army in February 1955. After completed basic training at Fort Gordon, GA he transferred to Fort Monmouth, NJ where he completed eight months of specialized training in electronics. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands for two years. He was honorably discharged in 1958 as a Specialist Second Class. John played drums in high school and was a member of the US Army Drum and Bugle Corps. While stationed in New Jersey. John began his grocery career as a part time bagger-carry out with Gruber Food Markets in Ida, MI in 1951. After returning from the service in 1958 John rejoined Gruber Food Markets where he subsequently held various positions; Stock Clerk, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, Merchandiser, Buyer and Personnel Manager. In 1970 Seaway Foodtown Inc of Maumee, OH. purchased Gruber Food Markets. Positions held with Seaway Foodtown include District Manager, Personnel Manager, Operations Coordinator / Supermarket Division, Store Operations Manager, Retail Grocery Merchandiser, Director of Retail Grocery Purchasing. In 1981 he became Vice President of Purchasing / Supermarket Division. John retired in January 1999. While living in Milan, MI John was a Boy Scout Leader (1961 – 1967). He was a member of the Milan, MI Chamber of Commerce and it’s President from 1963 – 1964. He was also a member of the Milan Rotary Club and a member of the Milan Loyal Order of the Moose. While living in Waterville, John served on the Membership Committee of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce. He…


Benjamin Fouts

Benjamin Fouts, 90, of Tontogany, Ohio passed away August 7, 2018 at his home. He was born March 13, 1928 in McComb, OH to Sylvester A. & Clara (Freed) Fouts. He married Miriam (Draper) in 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 28, 2018 after nearly 68 years of marriage. Ben was a WWII Army Veteran. Ben was the youngest of 16 children and worked on a self-sustaining farm most of his adolescence. He was orphaned by age 12 and worked a number of different jobs after leaving the family farm. Among them were operating heavy equipment and driving semi-trucks. He obtained a private pilot’s license and also enjoyed motorcycling and boating as a young man. After selling cars for several years, Ben purchased a laundromat and dry-cleaning business in 1972, which became Fouts Cleaners, which he managed for 28 years along with his wife Miriam until their retirement in 2000. After retiring, he continued to drive trucks for GLN Trucking in Tontogany. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served on the Tontogany town council. Ben had a love for playing cards with friends and family, boating, and going to auctions and sales, acquiring many “treasures” along the way in his quest for the good deal. He enjoyed chatting with strangers and friends alike, smoking his pipe, and regaling anyone who would listen with stories of his life’s escapades. He had a mischievous sense of humor and always kept his grandchildren laughing, loving to play the occasional prank on unsuspecting family members and friends. He was a loving husband, provider, father and friend and he will be missed. Ben is survived by sons John (Diane) Fouts of Bowling Green, Ohio and Jim (Sandy) Fouts of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughters Mary (Bruce) Rohrbacher of Bowling Green, Ohio and Laurie (Dick) Wasserman of Burgoon, Ohio, grandchildren, Matt (Valerie) Schatzke, Susie (Tony) Martin, Beth (Jesse) Varner, Meredith (Bret) Klun, Eric Fouts, Ben Fouts, Jesse Fouts, Sara Fouts, David Fouts, Nick (Lauren) Wasserman, Grant Wasserman, Abby Wasserman, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Miriam, son Steve Fouts, and 15 siblings. A Celebration of Ben’s life will take place Sunday, August 12, 2018 at SamB’s Restaurant in Bowling Green, OH from 1 to 4…


Philip F Hinesman

Philip F. Hinesman, 72, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully on July 31, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio with family by his side. Philip was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 6, 1945, to O. John and Grace (Fredrich) Hinesman. He married Mary Ann Lemke on January 27, 1973. Survivors include wife Mary Ann Hinesman; sons Bradley (Jennifer) Hinesman and Eric (Megan) Hinesman; sister Sue (Fred) Bernardo; grandchildren Addison, Austin, Elyssa, Luca, Quinn, and Tate Hinesman; and niece Kathleen (Larry) Burnside and nephew Robert Zimmerman. In 1968, Philip graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Accounting. After 31 years as a Produce Manager at Kazmaier’s grocery, he retired in 2011 and further pursued his interests of gardening, travelling to places of historical significance, and enjoying the wildlife in his yard. Additionally, he was a lifetime member of St. Marks Lutheran Church. More than anything, Philip excelled at being a great family man. As a husband, he was devoted to loving and caring for his wife. As a father, he was simply the best, always delighted to spend time with his boys. As a brother and son, he was ever ready to offer support however needed. As a grandfather, he captivated his grandchildren with fascinating stories and he charmed them with endlessly full pockets of candy and coins to share. Visitation will be held on Friday August 3, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. His funeral service will be held on Saturday August 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 South College Drive in Bowling Green. Pastor Rob Spicer will officiate. Interment will follow at Wood County Memory Gardens in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Hinesman family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on August 22, 2018.


Kenneth Shemberg

It is with great sadness that Karen Cross, Erika Shemberg and Andrea Shemberg announce the passing of their father, Kenneth M. Shemberg, 82, of Bowling Green, Ohio. Ken will be remembered as a loving father who put his children at the center of his world, an insatiable reader, a passionate educator and devoted friend. His wit, intellect, thoughtfulness and warmth will be sorely missed. Born on October 22, 1935 in Philadelphia, Ken was raised in Denver, Colorado. He grew up loving hunting and fishing in the Rocky Mountains. He served in the US Navy as a petty officer first class on Kodiak Island, Alaska from 1954 – 56 where he was a Morse code operator. After his service in the Navy, and thanks to the G.I. Bill, Ken attended Greeley College, and the University of Denver. He then received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Nebraska. In 1966 Ken began his career at BGSU where his greatest professional joy was helping to create the clinical psychology program. His great passion for teaching and training graduate students made him a much-loved professor and mentor to many, keeping him at the university for more than 50 years. He was the longest active tenured professor before his retirement in August 2017. Ken was an avid reader, especially of American history and presidential biographies. He loved traveling, and with family and friends he explored many countries of the world. Ken is survived by his three daughters Karen Cross (Jeff) of Chevy Chase, Maryland; Erika Shemberg (Adam Robins) of Columbus, Ohio; Andrea Shemberg (Franco Rigamonti) of Bologna, Italy and his five grandchildren Grace and Paige Cross, Beck and Neko Robins and Zoe Rigamonti. A remembrance gathering will be held Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Rotary Nature Center, 615 South Wintergarden Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the BGSU Psychological Services Center. Checks can be made payable to the BGSU Foundation (please include “in memory of Ken Shemberg” in the memo area), and mailed to BGSU Foundation, Inc. 1851 N. Research Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Shemberg family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on August 22, 2018.


Clinton E. Corpe

Clinton E. Corpe, age 90, of Lake City, Michigan, passed away August 16, 2018 at home. Clint was born August 12, 1928 in Petoskey, Michigan, to Fred and Jessie (Bradshaw) Corpe. He married Barbara on March 17, 1984. Clint retired from Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1975 as Sgt First Class of the US Army, serving during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was also an Army recruiting officer. Clint enjoyed watching all his kids and grandkids play sports, boating and camping. He was proud to be in the Cadillac Area Honor Guard. He is survived by his wife Barbara and children: Ross Corpe of Ypsilanti, Cindy Corpe of Louisville, KY, Clint (Tammy) Corpe of Bowling Green, OH, Brian (Connie) Mohat of Canada, Shawn (Tammy) Atkins, Tammy (Scott) Allen, David Atkins, Jackie Heistand, and Chip (Stacy) Atkins all of Lake City. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Clint was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Young Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Helmbolt officiating. A time of visitation will be on Sunday, August 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Cadillac Area Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. https://www.youngfuneral.com/obituaries/Clinton-Corpe/ Posted by: David Dupont on August 20, 2018.


Elizabeth “Bess” Marshall Tracy

Elizabeth (Bess) Marshall Tracy passed away at peace surrounded by family Friday evening, August 10, 2018. Her amazing smile and positive chant (“It’s a good day!”) were always present during her courageous fight with brain cancer. Born June 1, 1954, Bess was younger than her two brothers and the second oldest of her five sisters. Many of Bess’ favorite past times arose as a young child raised in rural Wood County. Playing outside was the norm which led to a love of the sun, gardening particularly flowers, swimming,raising farm animals (especially pigs) and more. Mowing the lawn, a chore the Tracy children avoided whenever possible, would become Bess’ favorite therapeutic craft. Bess and her siblings spent many a summer day at the Bowling Green City Pool leading to Bess’ stellar years on swim and dive teams and early years as a swim instructor and lifeguard in BG and GR. Taking her two girls and more recently her grandkids swimming was the best way to spend a summer day for Bess. The young Tracys had a ready-made team that regularly played kickball, softball and volleyball inspiring Bess’ love of sports and a competitive nature. Many a family party was held at Portage Quarry where sister Kath and Steve sparked family volleyball competitions. She loved joining family at Tigers ball games, too. She was also a proud member of the Tracy Fossil Club. Mom, Dad and all the kids dressed up in their Sunday best and attended Tontogany Presbyterian Church, Sunday and Vacation Bible School. More recently, Bess became an Elder dedicating many hours developing, organizing and celebrating her spirituality in church activities, services, sessions, Vacation Bible School and Theos’ Theater. Bess graduated from Otsego High School in 1972 and still gathered regularly with her former classmates (Club 54) to share old memories and make new ones. Bess’ pride and joy were her daughters and grandchildren. Bess worked 3rd shift, late night/early morning hours for over 30 years ever the supportive and proud parent and Meme at all school, extracurricular and summer activities. Meme was often seen with her grandchildren swimming, at church, ball games, DQ or just making dinner, playing cards or board games and having a sleepover. Bess loved family parties and good food, like burger bars, her yummy pumpkin cookies or banana bread. She…


Thomas ‘Tom’ Deck

Thomas (Tom) Deck of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on July 26, 2018, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia (Pat); his three children, Teresa (Russell) DeSpain of Mount Vernon, Kentucky; Michael (Holly) Deck of Bowling Green; and Randy (Jodi) Deck of Joshua, Texas; his mother Katherine; and sisters: Linda Wilson & Bev Esselburn. He had six grandchildren – Aaron, Troy, Madison, Ethan, John, and Peyton.  Tom was preceded in death by his father and three brothers. Tom retired from the Bowling Green City Schools in 2005 after working as a custodian at Kenwood School. He was honored for his service by having a Mr. Deck Day declared and he received a key to the city. All who knew Tom knew he loved his wife, his family, his country, and his team – the Michigan Wolverines. Visitation for Tom will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 11:00 AM until the time of his funeral service at 12:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Interment will immediately follow in Union Hill Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorial contributions in Tom’s honor may be gifted to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tom’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on July 29, 2018.


James ‘Jim’ Adams

James “Jim” C. Adams, 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away July 19, 2018. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late John and Jeanne Adams on March 11, 1949. He married Sharon (Patterson) Firsdon in Portage, Ohio on April 4, 1997 and she survives. Jim is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters: Ginger (Bob) Sergent, Nicole (Eric) Reza; son: Brad (Jessica) Simon; brother Rick Adams; grandchildren: Bodde, Bella, Quillen, Lynsee; great grandson Zayne; and former spouse: Jean Powers. Jim was known as the Muffler Specialist and business owner for many years. He loved dirt track racing, camping, and going to Tractor Pulls. Jim was a member of the Raider Nation and a huge fan of the Detroit Red Wings. He was known as a kind soul, all around good guy with a great heart who would help out anyone and always put himself last. Jim was a life member of the North American Hunters, the Moose, the Eagles, the Sons of the AMVETS, the Sons of the VFW, and the Sons of the American Legion. He was a former member of the National Tractor Pullers Association. Anything with noise, dirt, and a cooler was something that Jim enjoyed. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 from 4:00 PM until the time of Jim’s Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 PM with Eric Reza officiating. Jim wore his flip-flops year-round with his cut-off shorts and t-shirts. The family encourages you to dress as he would for his service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you write down a memory of Jim and bring it to the service.  Memorial contributions in Jim’s honor may be gifted to the Family of Jim Adams. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on July 29, 2018.


Lila Jean Hicks

Lila Jean Hicks, 93, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. Lila Jean was born on December 10, 1924 in Purcell, Oklahoma to the late Joseph and Pearl (Chandler) Cotton. She was married to James Hicks Lila Jean is survived by her son: Scott (Kathy) Hicks of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren: Joshua (Joanna) Hicks, Benjamin (Nicole) Hicks, Christopher (Rick Belhumeur) Hicks, Amy (John) Horner; great grandchildren: Jennifer, Joshua, Jordan, James, Connor, Nora, Max, & Drew.  Along with her parents Lila was preceded in death by her sons; Gene Bradly Hicks and Jay Richard Hicks. Visitation for Lila Jean will be on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory 1460 W. Wooster Street, P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 42402 tele: 419-352-2171. A graveside service for Lila Jean will be private. Memorial contributions in Lila’s honor may be gifted to the Wood County Public Library or the charity of the donor’s choice. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Lila Jean’s Family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on July 29, 2018.